A Band of ANGLEAS Reprint Thursday, Mar 2 2017 

We are excited to announce the return to print ofangeleaftcvr

A Band of Angleas with Index (2017 Omnibus reprint) and the original index only

By Robert W. Anglea

Revised from original 1991 book and includes supplemental index (sold separately in early edition), this 460 page book carries an hardcover ISBN 978-1-936091-32-4. The original large format of 8.5×11″ has been preserved in this  full-color hard cover book. Contents include photographs, charts, documents and artwork.

Softbound and CD editions also available. Visit the website or contact us for more information.

 

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March 2017 E-Zine Monday, Feb 27 2017 

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Perfect (*adhesive, *notch, *wrap around cover) Binding/Bound: Soft type binding type that secures pages and cover together with glue at the spine (square backed). Stereotype paperback – think telephone directory or paperback novel.  Click here for information web page.

pH Balanced Paper (see Acid Free): Our standard book paper: Chemically neutral paper with a pH of 7.0-10.  See Also Archival webpage.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

Run across a word that you don’t understand? Try us – email us your word, term or phrase and we will see if we can shed some light on the matter!
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Design Inspiration
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If already paying for color, use of color watermarks on an otherwise black and white page can add “pep” and dimension.

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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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Did you know a digital watermark could be described as traditional ghosting of images? A well planned execution can produce much finer detail to much greater effect than many professional ghosting projects of yesteryear.

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Even in today’s world, print has still proven the most effective channel for sales – even when promoting electronic editions. Free PR promotion in publications (newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, circulars, boutique papers and magazines) may need follow up – the days of “if you write it they will print it” are, for the most part, long gone. In addition to brainstorming what publications to send them (alumni, your hometown, subject town[s], industry specific, church, organization, or other special interest), be sure to include all contact information (including electronic) in your cover letter.

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Genealogy ideas
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A taxing question: Are tax records standardized? No – different places and times produce different records. A quick listing of a few include: poll or head, quit-rent, income, real property (land), personal property. Documents may record these separately or in combination and the quantity of data varies as well.

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While there may be an app for so many things, what happens if there isn’t? For instance, one of our staffers has a Yahoo mail account and a Windows tablet. Yahoo has a seamless Android app, but there are security issues with the Windows system. Don’t get too caught up in needing an app for everything: Hopefully your appliance has enough memory, it can handle the traditional websites one might be used to visiting on a desktop or laptop.

Catalog Discount through Independence Day 2016 Wednesday, Mar 9 2016 

MOinCWV17All volumes of Missourians in the Civil War
by Kenneth Weant
are offered at a 10% discount
through July 4, 2016.

Standard shipping and handling rates apply, unless otherwise arranged: $13.00 for first book and only $2.00 each additional. This savings may be combined with any other offers.

Please note these books are drop shipped directly from the author.

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 5: Computer Aid & Genealogy Thursday, May 2 2013 

Have you looked online for digital archives of genealogy publications? Many organizations place previously unpublished records in their publications and have started allowing online access to back issues and/or indexes!

October New Catalog Listings Monday, Oct 26 2009 

 

Our new October genealogy catalog listings below. Visit catalog additions for general history, children, and scrapbook resources:

 

Texas Land Survey Maps for Mason County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 53 maps, 234 pages. ADAR405-$31.00

 

Family Maps of Blaine County, Nebraska, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 220 pages, 65 total maps. ADAR404-$32.00

 

Family Maps of Garden County, Nebraska, Deluxe Edition,  by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book. 528 pages, with 164 total maps. ADAR403-$46.00

 

Texas Land Survey Maps for Grayson County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 242 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. ADAR397-$34.00

 

Texas Land Survey Maps for Nacogdoches County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 180 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. ADAR399-$27.00

 

Texas Land Survey Maps for Smith County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 210 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound.

ADAR402-$30.00

Texas Land Survey Maps for Roberts County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, 190 pages, softbound book.

ADAR401-$27.00

 

Texas Land Survey Maps for Navarro County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 214 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book.

ADAR400-$30.00

Texas Land Survey Maps for Leon County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 320 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book.

ADAR398-$32.00

Texas Land Survey Maps for Foard County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 190 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book.

ADAR396-$27.00

Texas Land Survey Maps for Cameron County, Texas, by G. A. Boyd. 234 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. ADAR395-$25.00

 

New Jasper Co., MO Research Book Friday, Aug 7 2009 

Additions to Tombstone Inscriptions of Jasper County, Missouri
Volume 2
by John Schehrer
Copyright 2009
Go to Revisited 2008 book

Additions to Tombstone Inscriptions of Jasper County, Missouri Volume 2, by John Schehrer has now been published. Continuing his valuable service to the genealogy and family history community, Schehrer goes beyond the original published work that inspired this ongoing project. With publishing his book, Additions to Tombstone Inscriptions of Jasper County, Missouri Revisited, 2008, he began enriching the amount of genealogical information available, in print, for the researching public of Jasper County, Missouri. Schehrer’s inspiration was an earlier book series was compiled by Colleen Webb Belk and Jack Belk throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. His newest book includes additions since the Belk’s groundbreaking work as well as alternate information to the cemeteries of Saginaw and Wild Rose Cemeteries. However, most of the material published in this volume contain burials not previously published in the Belk series.

To make this work more comprehensive, the author has included data from the funeral home records from Hurlbut, Sevier and Knell. Some of this information was also cross checked with death certificates to provide the reader with more information. No original material from the Belk series has been included. Though researchers will find a few similar entries, Schehrer has included only the information he has witnessed and researched. Beginning genealogists may not recognize that recording differences from transcription errors, changes in records, and human interpretation of documents and stones are standard occurrences.

Schehrer traveled to many cemeteries in Jasper County, Missouri, including several graveyards that border the current county lines, surveying them for burials not included in the original Belk volumes. They include: Baptist, Cave Springs, Cedar Hill, Dudenville, Dudman, Friends, Green Lawn, Hackney, Mitchell, Mound, Oronogo, Saginaw, and Wild Rose.

This new publication measurers 8.5×11” and has a soft comb binding. Its’ 116 pages include an introduction by the author, table of contents, an author brief on each property, individual transcriptions by cemetery, and a surname index by cemetery. For more information, contact the Gregath Publishing Company at 918-542-4148, or visit them online.

August 2009, V8#8: Genealogy Wednesday, Aug 5 2009 

The Vertical File

As interest in genealogy has expanded, libraries have accumulated letters, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, Bible records, research notes, charts, lineage society application forms – you name it, they probably have it. 

Librarians had no place to store this valuable information and would never consider throwing it away.  Consisting mainly of loose sheets of paper and brochures and pamphlets, these small items got lost on the bookshelves. 

With the creation of vertical files, the problem was solved.  Vertical files are simply labeled folders kept in filing cabinets.  Most libraries have them.  The experienced library researcher knows these folders are potential goldmines so they should be looked at regularly. 

Folder contents are usually not indexed or catalogued beyond a listing of folder titles.  The folders are alphabetized according to subject of the folder’s contents. 

In the Family History Room at the Lawton Public Library, the vertical files are kept in three cabinets.  The files are grouped by surname, Native American, place and miscellaneous subjects. 

If you are researching your family history, check with your nearest library to find out if it maintains a vertical file.  If so, that would be a good place to donate items that do not pertain to your family but might be a “treasure” to someone else. 

(This information was taken from Paul Follett’s column Tree Tracers published in the Lawton Constitution on August 4, 2008.)

May 2009, V8#5: Genealogy Wednesday, May 6 2009 

Recently the Missouri History Museum launched the Genealogy and Local
History Index — http://www.mohistory.org/genealogy — which includes
references to hundreds of thousands of our St. Louis ancestors. In this
index, you can search by personal name, business/corporate name, or
street address. (The latter search option is designed primarily for
those researching the history of their home and its former residents.)
You can also sign up for our email list to receive monthly announcements
of new sources that are added to the index.

BEFORE SEARCHING, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THE IMPORTANT SEARCH TIPS!

Among the more than 225 sources in the Genealogy and Local History Index
are the following: more than 5,000 Civil War-era loyalty oaths signed by
St. Louisans; many high school and other school yearbooks from the first
half of the 20th century; local Who’s Who publications; company employee
magazines; a few mid-19th-century, nonfederal St. Louis-area censuses;
questionnaires filled out by World War I servicemen; records and
publications relating to Civil War veterans; and much more.

Please note that the Genealogy and Local History Index is an INDEX to
selected books, publications, documents, and photographs in the holdings
of the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center. You cannot
view a digital image of the actual source online. If you find references
in the index that interest you, you can request a photocopy online.
(Copies will be mailed in 1-2 business days.)

Please also visit our new Family History–Get Started page —
http://www.mohistory.org/lrc/family-history/get-started — to learn
about additional catalogs, guides, and indexes.

Read more about the Genealogy and Local History Index in the current
edition of Voices, the online magazine of the Missouri History Museum:
http://www.mhmvoices.org/2008FallDept2.php

From the Librarians Serving Genealogists E-List
Submitted by Dennis Northcott, Associate Archivist for Reference, Missouri History Museum

June 2006, V5#6: Production Friday, Jan 30 2009 

ISBN

The inclusion of an International Standard Book Number in your book design, places you in the “Books in Print” reference series, available in print and online from many different places. Additionally, this places the book in the database that most large chain bookstores and many smaller book shops use to special order titles. This is a way to get Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million to carry the book without loosing inventory control. If an author has their own ISBN, they fill these orders directly. Generally, if a publisher ISBN is used, a copy or two stays with the publisher to fill these orders.

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